Man arrested for murdering his wife after reporting she committed suicide

The Martinsville Police Department said a man has been arrested for murdering his wife.

Police said 25-year-old David Dillon Ives was arrested on Thursday, August 15.

Ives is charged with the second degree murder of Amber Ives, along with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm within an occupied dwelling, and reckless handling of a firearm.

Police said they responded to a reported suicide at a home on Onieda Street Monday, August 12.

When they got there, 25-year-old Amber Ives was found with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Evidence collected at the scene and an autopsy done by the Medical Examiner's Office determined it was a homicide, not a suicide.

Read the full story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.

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